Maintenance – Blue Ox BX7330 User Manual
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This tow bar requires periodic maintenance. It will
be subjected to road dirt and weather during use.
The following tips will help maintain the condition
of your new tow bar.
Keep the tow bar covered when not in use, on or
off of the towing vehicle. This will cut down on the
dust and dirt build up on the inside legs and
latches of the tow bar. A BX8865 AVENTA
bar cover is recommended.
After each trip, after 5000 miles of towing or
before long periods of storage, lubricate the leg
latches with silicone lubricant or a similar product.
Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
If your latches become "sticky" or hard to latch
they may require disassembly for cleaning. The best
way to disassemble your tow bar for cleaning is to take
apart both latches in the order specified below, clean,
then reassemble as outlined.
Unbolt the baseplate
connectors from the
inside legs of the tow
bar. Place the tow bar
legs in the folded
Unhooking / Folding
Section) Release the
leg latches and remove
the inside legs.
NOTE: Care should be
taken not to lose the 6
ball bearings that will
come out as each leg is
Remove the red dust
seal and the snap ring
that holds the latch
together. Remove the
latch collar, spring, and
Clean all of the parts removed with a grease
cutting solvent. Clean the chrome inside legs,
cross pivot brace and all outside legs and collars.
NOTE: Be sure to clean the inside of the collars
and legs, including brushing out the ball bearing
REASSEMBLING THE TOW BAR
Replace the washer, spring, and latch collar and
secure with the snap ring. NOTE: Be sure to
install the spring with the narrow end towards the
Slide the inside leg back through the outside leg.
Hold the outside leg vertical and raise the inside
leg until the holes are just above the end of it.
Insert a ball bearing into one of the holes and hold
it in place with the inside leg by keeping slight
pressure upwards against the ball bearing. While
keeping slight pressure on the ball bearing, insert
the rest of the ball bearings.
Once all ball bearings are in their holes, release
the latch collar and allow the inside leg to go on
through the latch assembly. Lock the ball
bearings into the groove in the inside leg. Repeat
for other leg latch. Reattach the baseplate
connectors and hardware previously removed.
Once the tow bar has been cleaned and
reassembled, lubricate the leg latches with silicon
lubricant and insure that both latches operate